Sign up to safety
In 2014, we signed up to the ‘Sign up to Safety’ Campaign. We are one of the first to sign up to the campaign along with our neighbours in Nottingham West and Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The campaign was launched in June 2014 by the Secretary of State for Health. Its mission is to strengthen patient safety in the NHS and make it the safest healthcare system in the world.
The Secretary of State for Health set out the ambition of halving avoidable harm in the NHS over the next three years, and saving 6,000 lives as a result. This is supported by a campaign that aims to listen to patients, carers and staff, learn from what they say when things go wrong and take action to improve patient’s safety helping to ensure patients get harm free care every time, everywhere.
By signing up to the campaign we have agreed to commit to strengthen patient safety by making five pledges.
- Put safety first. Commit to reduce avoidable harm in the NHS by half and make public the goals and plans developed locally.
- Continually learn. Make their organisations more resilient to risks, by acting on the feedback from patients and by constantly measuring and monitoring how safe their services are.
- Honesty. Be transparent with people about their progress to tackle patient safety issues and support staff to be candid with patients and their families if something goes wrong.
- Collaborate. Take a leading role in supporting local collaborative learning, so that improvements are made across all of the local services that patients use.
- Support. Help people understand why things go wrong and how to put them right. Give staff the time and support to improve and celebrate the progress.